THE RAGTIME BAND (1913)
THE RAGTIME BAND
Run time 11 minutes 44 secondsProducer William Thomas Sherman, email@example.com, http://www.mn-hp.comAudio/Visual silent, color
Keystone-Mutual 1 reel, rel. May 1, 1913 (the Band) also the Jazz Band dir. Mack Sennett cast: Mabel Normand, Ford Sterling, Alice Davenport, Nick Cogley finished 3/27/1913
Note. The version for .avi download here is somewhat better in picture quality than the one presented on video.
May 22, 2013
"The Oom-Pah Band" is more like it
Encoding is bad, but the film is still watchable. Mabel Normand is delightful as usual. Ford Sterling over-acts as usual. The ending gag makes me think of one I saw in a 1914 Charlie Chaplin film. The film is dated is some respects (like the humor of the band being stereotypically German), but still entertaining.